Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

United Do Rangers 2 Favours In 5days

United Do Rangers 2 Favours In 5days

Dundee United midfielder Grant Smith did his father's former club a favour on Saturday afternoon, when United beat 2nd place Aberdeen 3-1 at Tannadice.

Grant's father, former Rangers player Gordon Smith, would have been hoping his former side could have leapfrogged Aberdeen back into 2nd place, but they failed to beat lowly Saint Mirren and a 1-1 draw at Ibrox means Jimmy Calderwood's Dons start 2007 in 2nd place in the SPL.

It`s the 2nd time this week that Dundee United have had good results for Paul Le Guen`s side, after the Boxing day 2-2 draw at Parkhead, which prevented Celtic extending their lead even further at the top of the table.

Speaking before the exciting 3-1 win over Aberdeen, Grant Smith predicted it would be cracker and, like Craig Levein, was hoping that his side could end 2006 on a positive note.

"With us improving and Aberdeen doing so well it's got the makings of a cracker," said Smith.

"It's such a tight league, especially around the middle section with about four teams on 24 points, but with a little bit of luck, we can push up there and keep improving every week."

Craig Levein has dramatically changed Dundee United's fortunes in just 2 months side arriving at Tannadice, leading the club from bottom of the league to within touching distance of the top 6.

With Falkirk losing 3-1 to Caley Thistle, the result puts Dundee United equal on points with the Bairns, but just 3 points behind 6th place Kilmarnock who drew 0-0 with Hearts at Rugby Park.

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Dundee United Miss Out On Pressley
The Key To Levein's Success Is...
United Player Dived For The Penalty
Fighting Spirit Won Us The Match
Dundee United 3-1 Aberdeen
Make Aberdeen Suffer
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Sunday December 31 2006
Time: 12:00PM

Comments

0
Its a shame Dundee Utd couldnt beat Falkirk only a few days later, but cest la vie!
ArabJacques
02/01/2007 00:47:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Dundee United Articles

Ross County 6 Dundee United 2

Dundee United were crushed 6-2 by Ross County in the Scottish Cup fourth round at the Global Energy Stadium.

Chris Routis' early volley had the hosts in front, until Tony Andreu slotted in an equaliser on thirteen minutes.

However, the Staggies were disastrously 4-1 ahead after half-an-hour with Paul Quinn rapidly heading in and Tim Chow and Liam Boyce adding further goals.

Andreu at least grabbed his second on the stroke of the interval, and Routis later matched it before s

Stats: Ross County v Dundee United

All the stats from Ross County (6) vs (2) Dundee United, The Global Energy Stadium, Sat 21st Jan 3.00pm Att: 2,440

Team Line-Ups: Ross County v Dundee United

Team line-ups for Ross County v Dundee United in the Scottish Cup fourth round at the Global Energy Stadium.

Ross County v Dundee United

Dundee United turn their attention towards Scottish Cup fourth round action when visiting top-flight Ross County.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes88%
No12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 20 19 1 0 58 40
2 Rangers 21 11 6 4 39 7
3 Aberdeen 20 11 4 5 37 16
4 Hearts 21 8 7 6 31 12
5 St. Johnstone 20 7 7 6 28 1
6 Ross County 21 5 8 8 23 -13
7 Partick 21 5 7 9 22 -5
8 Dundee 21 6 4 11 22 -7
9 Motherwell 20 5 6 9 21 -8
10 Kilmarnock 21 4 8 9 20 -19
11 Hamilton 21 2 11 8 17 -10
12 Inverness 21 3 7 11 16 -14
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Dunfermline Athletic (a)
Scottish Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:15PM : Raith Rovers (H)
Scottish Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : St Mirren (a)
Scottish Championship
Feb 18 2017 5:15PM : Queen of the South (a)
Petrofac Training Cup
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Morton (H)
Scottish Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Falkirk (a)
Scottish Championship
Write for Vital Football